Weekend Best Bets: April 1-4

This weekend around the Twin Cities: First Avenue’s 51st anniversary, Trylon Cinema’s trip to Hong Kong, and more
Stranger Visions Exhibit
Creepy? Yes. Interesting? Also yes. Heather Dewey Hagborg’s “Stranger Visions” exhibit is at the Walker Art Center.

Rachel Joyce courtesy of The Walker Art Center

Making Faces

What: Insights 2021: Heather Dewey-Hagborg and Chelsea Manning
When: Thursday, April 1, 7 p.m.
Where: Online, hosted by the Walker Art Center

Information artist and biohacker Heather Dewey-Hagborg and former intelligence analyst and activist Chelsea Manning will be chatting about their latest artistic collaboration, Radical Love, which explores gender identity stereotypes in forensic DNA phenotyping by compiling portraits of strangers based on randomly gathered DNA samples. Simply put, this project, featured at the Walker Art Center, examines the intersection of art, design, and biopolitics.

A Taste of Hong Kong Cinema

What: Trylon presents Wong Kar Wai Film Series
When: April 2-30
Where: Trylon Cinema, 2820 E. 33rd St., Minneapolis

Starting April 2, Minneapolis’ Trylon Cinema features a series of film screenings by Hong Kong New Wave director Wong Kar Wai. This weekend, catch a showing of In the Mood For Love, a story of infidelity and longing, and 2046, the color-coded chronicling of a sci-fi writer in 1960s Hong Kong as he searches for a love left behind.

51st Ave

What: First Avenue’s 51st Anniversary Celebration
When: Saturday, April 3, 7 p.m.
Where: Streaming online, on First Ave’s YouTube channel and Facebook page

First Avenue is celebrating 51 years of live music with a virtual concert, featuring livestreamed performances by Bad Bad Hats and Nur-D, plus pre-recorded performances from Charlie Parr, Curtiss A, Dizzy Fae, Hippo Campus, Soul Asylum, Trampled by Turtles, and more. Tune in to rock out on Saturday night.

A Reporter, a Politician, and an Activist…

What: MinnPost Festival
When: April 5-9
Where: Online

Join in on a discussion about big ideas in politics, media, and culture as part of MinnPost’s week-long online festival corralling reporters, politicians, social leaders, and more in engaging conversations about everything from policy to media ethics. Speakers include the Penumbra Center for Racial Healing’s Sarah Bellamy, North News’ Harry Colbert, Jr., the Sahan Journal’s Mukhtar Ibrahim, as well as national journalists.

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